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Six Things to Watch in Texas’ 2018 Runoff Election

Tuesday’s runoffs will spotlight intra-party feuds, test whether 2018 is really the year of women and conclude a dispiriting battle for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Will the DCCC’s chosen few win out? As part of its plan to win back the U.S. House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has set its sights ...Read More

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The Resistance has a Runoff in the Houston Suburbs

Texas’s affluent 7th Congressional District has become a hotbed for activism against Republican John Culberson. But first, it needs to get through one of the most contentious Democratic Party battles in the country.

The weekend before early voting in Tuesday’s runoff started, Jay Taylor found himself in an awkward situation. The two Democratic candidates in the 7th Congre...Read More

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Meet Farris Wilks, Kingmaker of the Texas GOP

Wilks is an elder at an idiosyncratic church that reportedly doesn't allow women to speak during worship. He also pumps millions into Texas Republican politics.

On the morning of October 21, Farris Wilks, a North Texas fracking billionaire, was busy with matters of eschatology. Preaching at the Eastland County church fo...Read More

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